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The last days were beyond stressful. But we got through them- the house is empty and cleaned, the keys returned, the container is packed and sealed- instead of yesterday it will be picked up Friday, and arrive another week later in NZ, but that’s out of our hands now- the cars are sold, all on grid connections cancelled, we said goodbye to as many good people we could, but still missed some, visited grandmamas and packed our suitcases, which will be everything we own for a couple of weeks.
I took one last walk through the house yesterday, my steps echoing in the empty rooms. It is sad to leave, we had a very good time there, awesome neighbours, we made friends I will miss dearly, we are leaving a nest that just felt somewhat finished. But we have reasons to go, and looking forward I feel a sense of excitement and strength, trust and hope. And right now, sitting at the airport at the gate, having my pack around me, I feel pride and a sense of security in ourselves, because we actually do this. We didn’t settle hard, used our children as excuse for dreams we wouldn’t follow, accepted that people just feel miserable and we just have to suck it up until better times would come. We are fortunate to be in a position to do this, to have our families support, encouraging friends, and of course each other to hold each other’s backs when we have times were we struggle. Today I feel very blessed. And very, very tired. This is the last photo I took in our house in Katoomba- Wayde painted this Hobbit hole on our chalkboard door. And that’s where we go to now. #wearemovingtonewzealand #newzealand #wearegoingonanadventure #hobbithouse #chalk #adventurefamily #changes #byebye #itisdone #soitbegins #asimplelife #homestead #mylittlefarm #homesweethome #kiaora